Electronic Flora of South Australia Genus Fact Sheet
Phylum Phaeophyta – Order Ectocarpales
Thallus in loose, much branched tufts, filaments uniseriate, attached by rhizoids from lower filaments; phaeophycean hairs present. Growth diffuse. Cells generally short, with several elongate, usually narrow, phaeoplasts often traversing the length of the cell and slightly spiralling, each with several projecting pyrenoids.
Reproduction: Reproduction by sessile or pedicellate plurilocular sporangia and by unilocular meiosporangia.
Type species: K. criniger (Kuckuck) Hamel [= K. spinosa (Kützing) Kuckuck 1958: 172]. A small genus of three species (Hollenberg 1971, p. 14), usually rare.
HAMEL, G. (1939b). Phéophycées de France. Fasc. V, pp. 337–432, i-xlvii. (Paris.)
HOLLENBERG, G.J. (1971). Phycological notes. V. New species of marine algae from California. Phycologia 10, 11–16.
KUCKUCK, P. (1958). Herausgegeben von P. Kornmann. Ectocarpaceen-Studien V. Kuckuckia, Feldmannia. Helgol. wiss. Meeresunters. 6, 171–192.
The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part II complete list of references.
Womersley, H.B.S. (14 December, 1987)
The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia
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